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  •  electorally, however, you're wrong (2+ / 0-)
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    bluemeanies, Odysseus

    Renters can, and do, move. Suburban homeowners feel their property devalued by spiraling property taxes. It isn't, but they feel it in their wallet.

    For instance, I don't own a car but I technically pay a gasoline tax as just about everything I buy is shipped by truck. However if the Feds decided to raise the gas tax - which I'd be in favor of from a green standpoint - I wouldn't immediately feel it, I wouldn't feel singled out.

    From an electoral standpoint arguing that suburban homeowners should have a firmer grasp of macro economics is a non-starter as well. A misnomer to you is a Republican dominated political environment since Reagan to me. (because ... different thread ... I always thought of Clinton's triangulation and Obama's HCR as old style not crazy Republican lite)

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 03:16:16 PM PDT

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